The castle has been the family home of the Pakenhams for over 370 years. The various tours of the castle offer a whole range of historical insights. The Life below Stairs tour explores the Victorian kitchens, scullery and laundries which include what might be the biggest mangle you will ever see. Tours of the grand main rooms include the magnificent great hall, the library with its hidden door and also the drawing and dining rooms.
Once outdoors explore expansive parklands that stretch across ornamental lakes and waterfalls, pleasure grounds, walled kitchen gardens, herbaceous borders and an exotic Himalayan plant collection. A discovery trail for children and courtyard tearoom complete the family experience.